This christmas my friends and family will be receiving something from me that will turn the woolly socks around; for once I am on time with some christmassy thoughts. So no more last minute odd ball cards that arrive a few days before the new year.  No no, mine will be there as the first ones to arrive, for once.

Himmeli is a traditional old Finnish Christmas ornament hung from the ceiling. It’s made of short strips of straw tied together with strings to form a complex three-dimensional structure.┬áBack in the day the Himmeli was hung above the dinner table to ensure that the coming rye crop would be plentiful. There are many different shapes and sizes of himmeli: the bigger the size, the larger the rye crop would be.

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Silk screen printing on to a silk screen mesh proved to be trickier and a lot messier than initially expected, but we got there in the end with Nathan’s good mixing of secret ingredients. The mesh dried in less than a day and were cut to fit the format of the catalogue, a nice silky addition to place between the pages.

Sipping tea and listening to discussions about work as a designer, interning with no pay and hearing some really interesting points of view about the gap between graduation and landing that first real job (or making one instead of taking one). If You’re near by , come and have a look at our workshops! (or non-workshops, I can’t be so sure anymore) 28 Redchurch Street, London

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